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Woman found dead by canal in Kelvindale was Alison McAllister from Summerston

By Ian Marland at

A woman whose body was found in the Kelvindale area on Tuesday was a 56-year-old from Summerston.

Police say Alison McAllister’s death is as yet unexplained.

Her body was discovered at the Forth and Clyde Canal, near to Cleveden Road.

McAllister and Kelvindale

Location: the woman’s car was found in Collina Street

Police say they received a call about the discovery at around 1.30pm.

A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the exact circumstances of the death.

No formal identification has been carried out as yet, however police say the person was Ms McAllister. Her relatives have been informed.

She was white, around 5ft with a slim build and short reddish/brown hair.

She was wearing a dark coloured parka jacket with orange lining and a grey fur trim around the hood, grey coloured v-neck top with a red and white tartan scarf, black leggings and black knee-length boots.

She was also carrying an ASDA bag for life.

Alison was last seen around 5.20 pm on Monday March 19 in the Summerston area, near the ASDA supermarket.

From there she gets into her blue Vauxhall Mokka car and drives off.

‘FAMILY IS VERY UPSET’

Officers are reviewing CCTV footage in an effort to piece together Alison’s movements from when she was last seen on Monday afternoon.

Her car was later found in Collina Street around 3.30pm on Tuesday.

Detective Inspector Craig McPhail said: “It’s imperative we find out how Alison died and the circumstances which led to her death.

“Her family is understandably very upset and we want to provide them with answers.

“I am appealing to members of the public who were in the Summerston, Maryhill and Canal Path areas to think back and consider if they saw Alison or her car.

“Was she alone, was she with someone?

“It’s important that we find out her movements and I would urge anyone who thinks they may have seen her or has any information which could assist our enquiries, to get in touch with.”

* Anyone with information is asked to contact CID officers at Maryhill Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 1664 of Monday 19 March 2018.